Chronic Shedders as Reservoir for Nosocomial Transmission of Norovirus

FHA Sukhrie, Joukje Siebenga, Thijs Beersma, Marion Koopmans

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Abstract

Norovirus (NoV) infection in immunocompromised patients may lead to prolonged norovirus shedding. Here, we demonstrate the involvement of three chronic shedders in hospital outbreaks. Combined epidemiological and molecular evidence suggests that in one case, NoV transmission occurred at least 17 days after the first diagnosis.
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Pages (from-to)4303-4305
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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